Effect of the Emancipation Proclamation
- Caused South to lose much of its valuable labor source,hurting Confederate
- Switched the goal of the war from protecting the Union to abolishing slavery
- Lincoln made clear that the Union was against slavery and this war was about abolishing slavery
- As foreign countries abolished slavery, South could not receive aid
- Southern economy was gone, dismantled by the proclamation, freeing the slaves.
- White hierarchy of the South still had land that was in itself valuable but deprived of their workforce and power, their now freed slaves.
- The power that was afforded them by their slaves is gone, and although they still have their connections.
- The Emancipation Proclamation was well received among the Northern Factory Elite.
- Northern Industrialists now would not have to compete against goods made by unpaid hands.
- Most of these men got their wealth from the war and the subsequent economic boom it afforded the North.
- The Emancipation Proclamation promised continuation and perusal of war, the South would not give up there defining way of life, this resistance ensuring a longer war and more demand for the factories.